November 8, 2016

Thanksgiving Vignettes Tour, Giving Thanks

Welcome to the 
Thoughts of Home...
Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes Tour



thanksgiving tablescape


Welcome to my home today!


I am joining a great group of bloggers today to give you some inspiration for decorating your home and tables. 



I want to thank the Thoughts of Home girls for including me in this tour. I am honored to be here with so many talented ladies. 




I had such fun creating a Thanksgiving vignette/tablescape for the tour. 

In fact, I went a little crazy creating a tablescape for a thanksgiving buffet. It just kept growing in size as I went into creative mode. One thing you will notice at my house is that I use color, and lots of it. :-) 

When our family gets together we usually serve the food buffet style...then take our plates of food to another location to sit down and eat.  


Gobble till you wobble!
At our house, all of us gather around the food laden table to give thanks for all we have, before picking up a plate. Hubby usually says the blessing. 

I am calling this my "Giving Thanks, Receiving Grace" table. Thanksgiving is a time when we think about our blessings, and give thanks for them. 

Let me show you how I go about creating my "giving thanks" buffet table.


Thanksgiving tablescape

I begin by placing a wide roll of heavy brown craft paper (thick postal package paper) as a table runner on the backside of my table. It protects my tabletop from decorations and the rough bottoms of my serving pieces. (You might want to use two strips to cover your whole table.)


Thanksgiving tablescape

Here is an idea you might like...
I make a stack of platters to use as a pedestal for my sparkly pumpkin. I start out with a cake platter, then stack platters like pancakes. :-)

Of course you can use a real pumpkin...which I should have. I took just used my stash of faux pumpkins as I already had them.

Thanksgiving tablescape

I then add acorns, leaves, and small pine cones to my presentation. 

Thanksgiving tablescape




I went a little crazy adding more and more pumpkins to extend the centerpiece the whole length of the dining room table.

Again...real pumpkins would make this more authentic and dare I say spectacular, but I think you get the idea for my vignette here. More is more. :-)



Thanksgiving tablescape

I love to see piles of pumpkins and bales of straw in peoples' yards in the fall, which was the inspiration for my table. I wanted a pile of pumpkins on my buffet table. :-) I wanted to go "big" this year. 




The front half of my table is ready to be filled with bowls of yummy food for my family. 



Thanksgiving tablescape

Real pumpkins and gourds would be more authentic of course. You get the idea, right. 






I have other little fall vignettes around the house too. 

Maybe you will see an idea that you would like to use. I hope so! :-)


I merge fall and Thanksgiving décor around the house. I begin adding bits and pieces of autumn color in September and I continue adding more and more until Thanksgiving. 

I add just a few Halloween touches...then take them down the day after the little goblins do their trick-or-treating. 


Leaves, pumpkins, gourds, acorns, pine cones, and greenery are all over the house. I just love decorating for fall as it leads us to Thanksgiving, a time for personal reflection.


Here is another pile of pumpkins. 
It's just fun to fill the basket, 
reflecting on our bounty. 

The color orange just says fall and Thanksgiving to me. :-) And pumpkins...I put them everywhere.


You will see small pumpkins here and there too. 
These are faux, though fresh ones would be nicer of course. 


I love using shades of orange with my blue and white china pieces. The contrasting color wheel colors are fun.


I fell in love with small velvet pumpkins this year.

It's the special touches we give to our homes that shows our love of home, family, and friends. 

Thank you so much for visiting my home today! I hope you do come back again, and soon! 




Thanksgiving tablescape

Wishing you a wonderful day, and a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Join us On Thursday...link up your own Thanksgiving vignettes at the usual Thoughts of Home link party!

Please visit each of these lovely blogs this week for wonderful inspiration. You will not be disappointed.  

Links go live on the days as listed below!


Monday – November 7th




Tuesday – November 8th




Wednesday – November 9th




Thursday – November 10th


Everyone is invited to join the Thoughts of Home on Thursday Thanksgiving Edition Linky Party.


Friday – November 11th
White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor | The Painted Apron | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Life and Linda 



Thanksgiving tablescape


Sharing my posts with these blog parties...    
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Sat Linkup)
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party (Sat Linkup)
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
My Heart Lives Here, Social Monday (Sunday linkup)
Botanic Blue, Social Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party (Sunday Linkup)
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday (Sunday Linkup)
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2016/11/amaze-me-monday-189.html
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday (Sunday Linkup)
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
DIY by Design, Fall into Fall Party,
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (Wed linkup)
Marilyn’s Treats Thursday Favorite Things
Blue Sky Kitchen, Inspired Link Party
Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays
Oh My Heartsie Girl
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday 
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party
Ms Toody Goo Shoes    

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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